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Information Security Analyst (Operating Systems Analyst, Career)

San Diego State University
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 6, 2022
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Information Security Analyst (Operating Systems Analyst, Career)

Job No: 520651
Work Type:
Locations: San Diego
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology

Position Summary

The Information Technology Security Office (ITSO) is part of the Information Technology Division (ITD) reporting to the Chief Information Officer (CIO). ITSO provides campus-wide core technology and security services, collaborates with university departments, auxiliary organizations, CSU Chancellor's Office, other CSU campuses and other external organizations to provide support of core technology and security services.

The Information Security Analyst is a member of the information security team and is primarily responsible for development and evaluation of appropriate security practices for desktop and server operating systems, databases, and cloud services.

The Information Security Analyst will be a primary point of contact for the collection and monitoring of operating system and application security event logs; this position will lead efforts to monitor, identify, and communicate vulnerabilities discovered on campus systems.

The Information Security Analyst will assist with developing and deploying incident response plans and cybersecurity procedures for information technologies. This position will have effective change management and project management skills to successfully lead assigned projects and provide effective customer service.

For more information regarding the Information Technology Department, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent/probationary position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Education and Experience

To enter this classification, a basic foundation of knowledge and skills in operating systems programs, maintenance, and systems administration features is a prerequisite. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree, preferably in computer science, mathematics, or a related technical field, or equivalent technical training and/or experience. Foundation knowledge and skills for the Operating Systems Analyst include a working knowledge of the assigned computer operating systems, systems analysis, and systems-level programming.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to use performance-monitoring software and interpret results including vulnerability scanners, web application scanners, and other tools to establish the security posture of systems.
  • Experience provisioning, managing, and securing systems in public cloud environments.
  • Experience performing patch management for enterprise systems.
  • Knowledge of web application vulnerability management concepts, including web application programming errors that lead to web application vulnerabilities (OWASP Top 10).
  • Foundational knowledge of security controls part of a security framework, or regulation. For example, PCI-DSS, NIST, or CIS Critical Security Controls.
  • Experience performing and documenting risk assessments.
  • Experience performing forensic investigations and incident response.
  • Experience working with reporting systems and developing reports and dashboards.
  • Experience in development and administration of policies, procedures, and standards in the support of an information security program.
  • Experience within higher education providing technical support and customer service.
  • Information security certification(s) such as Security+ or equivalent.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with coursework in computer science, information systems, instructional technology, information technology, communication, or equivalent certifications/experience.
  • 3 years of experience performing systems administration duties including the foundation skills required for the design, installation, and operation of physical and virtual server and storage infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated experience with high-level system hardening as well as vulnerability detection and mitigation techniques.

Specialized Skills
  • Incumbent will be expected to seek continued professional development regarding advancements in technology and best practice in higher education environments

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $8,750 per month.

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,678-$11,547 per month.

SDSU Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a two-shot vaccine or two weeks after the first dose of a single-shot vaccine. Afterward a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated.

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university's secure online health portal prior to beginning work. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU's COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on November 18, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by November 17, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Taylor Jaress at

Advertised: Nov 04, 2022 (9:00 AM)
Applications Close: Open until filled

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